Letter to the Editor
April 30, 2020
With the advent of the COVID 19 virus, those unfamiliar with the workings of the beef industry were shocked to learn that Beef Packers were charging large increases for boxed beef and that at the same time had dropped the prices they were paying for the live cattle ready for slaughter, thereby making huge profits at a time when the producers of cattle and consumers were under stress dealing with the virus and weather related losses. How did this happen they ask?
Directors and members of ICOW, other independent cattlemen organizations and R-CALF USA along with other groups like Western Organ...